Our Team


Jody Kimelman, Teacher

Jody has been an invaluable member of the PGB team for 5 years and counting. Jody’s focus in the classroom has always been respect for others and respect for oneself.

As a teacher, she is touched and motivated by a quote by that she shares with her classes when preparing for their speeches. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” (Muhammed Ali). Jody is always inspired by the student’s thoughtful and meaningful interpretations of this quote. Through PGB, she instills the message of this saying to her students. This includes making the most out of every day, appreciating the time and happiness associated with each unique day and making that day better for someone else. PGB helps us to appreciate such wonderful moments through giving back, showing the world kindness and respecting one another’s differences.

Jody’s family is very involved at the Hospital for Sick Children and she feels very strongly about teaching her children about the importance of giving back to the community. Jody holds a Bachelor of Education from York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. She is a Primary/Junior teacher with specialist qualifications in Literacy and Guidance.